Walking tour by the Lisbon of the 16th century discoveries

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Estimated duration 4 hours
Meeting point Luís de Camões Square statue
Up to 8 People
Tour type Historic

This walking tour in Lisbon will let you in on the history of Portugal and the world explorations made by this country in the 16th century. Learn more!

On this tour you will learn about the Portuguese Discoveries, which consists of a series of sea voyages and explorations carried out by the Portuguese between 1415 and 1543. The discoveries resulted in the expansion of Portugal and were an essential contribution to delineate the map of the world. Portuguese sailors were at the vanguard of European overseas exploration, discovering and mapping the coasts of Africa, Canada, Asia and Brazil.

In addition to learning the rich history of Portugal, you will also visit:

Luís de Camões Square: Main Plaza with the statue of 16th century epic poet Luís de Camões

Baixa Chiado: Neighborhood around the Baixa Chiado metro station

Ruins of the Carmo Convent: Convent ruined during the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake

Santa Justa Elevator (Price 2 € per pax not included in tour price): The famous, photographic elevator that will give you an excellent view of downtown Lisbon.

Baixa Pombalina (Rua Augusta): The main commercial thorofare through the city of Lisbon.

Augusta Street Arch: The triumphal arch building that is the focal point of the Commerce Square

Commerce Square: The largest plaza in all of Portugal

Cais do Sodré Station: Visit the historic train station so we can make our way to Belem

Pattern of discoveries: A massive mural of the world near the Port of Discoveries

Jerónimos Monastery: An old monastery located in the Belem district

Pasteis de Belém: Enjoy the tastiest and most traditional treat from all of Portugal!


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What is not included
  • Transportation
  • Museum tickets or attractions requiring extra payment or accreditation from the professional
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Thank you so much! It was awesome

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4/ 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and were able to get on both buses. Did not make the tram but maybe next time. Good value for the money

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Tour guide was excellent, experiences and very knowledgeable...Would highly recommend

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